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Postby thrund » Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:57 pm

Piet wrote:That's where it's all about, being among friends, drink and talk together about music but there's more in life than JLL, that's what I learned in the last year.


It is, for sure....
The best way to avoid disappointment is to not expect anything from anyone.
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Postby martin bates » Sun Oct 03, 2010 11:19 pm

good to hear from you again Piet; Monica & I are planning to come to Amsterdam in November.......

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Piet wrote:Dear friends,
First of all, thanks for the support over the last few years, I was moved by some private mails I’ve got while I was taking a break from writing on the forum, I did check up regally on all the posts posted on this forum.
I decided to take that break to see if I would miss the Lewis scene since I’ve gotten less interested in Jerry Lee Lewis and his music over the last year.
As you all known and can read in my stories, Els was the one who was the drive behind the relation with Jerry, his music and his family, as a good husband I did everything to make my wife happy and I supported her in this hobby, for me it was an occasion to travel and make friends over the world, not only in the Lewis-family but most of them we’ve met while staying close with the Lewis fans.
First of all there was Wim de Boer, who still has my deepest respect as the man who I can consider as the man who held Jerry Lee Lewis in the picture, running the fanclub for 47 years, even until now he has to put out a magazine every 2 months with only the help from loyal fans around the world.
Secondly there’s Kenny Lovelace who is, without a doubt, the best thing that ever came Jerry’s way, also for 43 years he’s the one who held Jerry on stage, without him, Jerry would be forgotten long ago and no one on this forum will deny this fact.
Then there’s Kerrie who did a lot for Jerry Lee and I agree with Peter she helped him out of the trouble with the IRS and did a lot for the fans and the fanclub, of course she did everything possible to raise money for Jerry and herself but her father Bob McCarver was a crook, well he was a car salesman so maybe we can’t blame him for being this way.
Not on the last place there’s Phoebe, I can understand why some of the members on this forum think different about her but knowing what she has done in the past you have to give her the benefit of the doubt, she took over when Jerry and Kerrie were breaking up and took care of the things of her father, if Jerry had to deal himself with this he would have come out of this without a penny, (it’s a normal thing that the ex-wives try to rip of their husbands) and since then Phoebe took over Jerry’s career and we have to admit she did a reasonable job, he’s still playing and recording although we know he’s not doing the things we expect from him.
On the other hand we’ve met some pretty strange people, hanging around Jerry for reasons that had less to do with just being a fan or friend, I never wrote about them in my stories nor will I write down their names but believe me I saw a lot, while Els was enjoying her selves hanging around Jerry and the band, I was the one who took pictures and was filming and therefore I noticed all kind of things in the background that disturbed me a lot over those years and I can't deal with that anymore, it's not my style and I don't wanne be seen as one of them.
I still don’t know if I’m going to any of the forthcoming shows, life’s different without Els by my side, then there would be no arguing, she would go, with or without me, but there’s so much coming back being among the good friends I have in the Lewis-scene that it brings back all those good memories and that hurts.
I will stay on the forum because I like to read all those good, strange or silly posts and maybe I will step in on some treads if I feel I can shine my light on it in some way or another.
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Postby jayhawks » Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:22 am

piet, good to hear from you!

we meet only once in bocholt, but i feel great respect for your decision.

your stories were a pleasure to read, i hope you are able to post some more in the future?!

i never met els, but i feel i knew her, because your stories are so full of her and your loving memories.

good to have you back!
I'm a rollin' stone all alone and lost
For a life of sin I have paid the cost
When I pass by all the people say
Just another guy on the lost highway
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Postby Logan » Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:44 pm

good to have you back piet although we dont each other i have always respected your opinion and found you very insightful
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Postby Piet » Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:04 pm

Thank you guys, time will tell.
My life will never be the same.
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Postby fede4avar » Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:50 pm

welcome back Piet I'm glad to see you again :D
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Postby ChrisdeB » Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:51 pm

Nice to see u back Piet!
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Postby Bobby McGee » Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:05 pm

I´m glad you´re back, Piet!
You are one of the "driving forces" on this forum,
and meeting you "in person" in Bocholt and Amsterdam was very nice, so it´s good to see you´re doing well (I hope you are).

Kind regards!
Thomas
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Postby Piet » Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:53 pm

Not too much compliments guys otherwise I'll expect a Birthday Bash for me with George Klein as speaker. :lol:
Remember, we all can have a ball if we just be friends beside being "Killer" fans, none of us is more important than others, together we make a great team of fans, this forum in no exception so let's continue like we did before.
My life will never be the same.
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Postby Maarten K. » Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:20 am

Piet, I thought you would go to Jerry's upcoming shows at least to meet Phoebe and perhaps other friends again.
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Postby Piet » Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:48 am

Maarten K. wrote:Piet, I thought you would go to Jerry's upcoming shows at least to meet Phoebe and perhaps other friends again.

That's the only reason I'm thinking about it.
My life will never be the same.
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Postby Amadeu » Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:14 am

It's a pleasure to read your words each time you write.Welcome back!
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Postby Piet » Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:06 pm

Hey guys,

Today I decided to travel with Wim and Freddy to the show in Amsterdam, I hope to see some familiar faces, don't know who's going but I know Martin and Monica will be there among the others, hope we'll have a good time.
My life will never be the same.
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Postby niek81 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:10 pm

Piet wrote:Hey guys,

Today I decided to travel with Wim and Freddy to the show in Amsterdam, I hope to see some familiar faces, don't know who's going but I know Martin and Monica will be there among the others, hope we'll have a good time.


Hi Piet

That's good news! Hope to see you there and have a beer together!

Niek
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Postby fede4avar » Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:14 pm

Piet wrote:Hey guys,

Today I decided to travel with Wim and Freddy to the show in Amsterdam, I hope to see some familiar faces, don't know who's going but I know Martin and Monica will be there among the others, hope we'll have a good time.


I wish you a good gig Piet Very Happy
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